Finally, I decided to live in a quiet and peaceful area of Pattaya, being in which you will not say that you are in such a big city. At the same time, it takes about 10 minutes to get to the center. It's about Cozy Beach (Cozy Beach), which is adjacent to the Pratumnak beach. In principle, both areas are calm, and the beaches are more or less (after all, Pattaya is a big city and you need to make adjustments for this), but if you need more civilization, then it is better to settle on Pratumnak, there is a whole Russian street.
I chose the hotel by rating, reviews and price. Amari Residences Pattaya is actually a cool hotel, its rating is 8.7, in my opinion it is true. I myself do not often stay in 4-5 star hotels on my travels, so I didn’t have time to get used to it (it’s not boring). Therefore, in my opinion, everything is in order in Amari Residences.
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Price and booking
At Amari Residences Pattaya, I took Superior Ocean Facing for 1900 baht without breakfast. Was still the same, but without a sea view for 1700 baht. But in general, during the peak season, prices start from 2,000 baht. I, as always, looked and looked at various options and got to the moment when there was some kind of discount.
But in general, I noticed that in this hotel, in season or out of season, prices do not change much. The deposit is 1000 baht, given upon check-out. It is better to give in cash so that it does not freeze on the card.
Be sure (and I insist) to check for discounts or special offers on the excellent Roomguru service. He will quickly and easily show you discounts in all existing booking systems. In Asia, for example, there are a lot of offers on Agoda.com, which are much more interesting than for exactly the same hotels on Booking.com.
For example, here is a direct link to the hotel: Amari Residences Pattaya to the hotel.
By the way, breakfast increases the price of the room by about 500 baht at the time of booking. But if you take breakfast later on arrival at the reception, then 300 baht will cost. If you pay in a restaurant, then the same 500 baht. Always so or not, but I took advantage of the promotion and did not regret it, the breakfast is not bad.
I got the 11th floor. I would like to be higher, but that's not bad either. Decent furniture, not tired at all, but new, design is present. The coffee table is out of marble, if not mistaken (maybe just marbled). Comfortable sofa made of high quality leatherette and part of the walls with soft upholstery. By the way, good idea with soft walls, I liked it.
The light control is touch-sensitive and there are many different backlights in the corners. The TV remote control is in a nice pencil case. Tea is free, but not Lipton, but normal. In the bathroom there is a shower in the form of rain and all the necessary accessories (although it is strange that the toothbrushes are jammed). There are robes, an umbrella and a lantern in the closet. In the hallway that leads from the elevator to the room, soft carpet.
Lobby with comfortable furnishings and eye-catching décor. In general, wherever you look, there are pleasant little things everywhere. And the staff is very friendly and smiling. And English, by the way, is also normal with them, as it seemed to me.
You know, on the one hand, everything seems to be the same, there is a bed or a wardrobe, but all these little things I have listed above create a rather comfortable atmosphere. No, well, really, you want to come back here much more than to some tortured room renovated ten years ago, albeit the same in size and with the same functionality. Probably, people are ready to pay more for this..
On the other hand, it seems to me that he does not pull 5 stars, there are 4 stars somewhere ... And Agoda also says that 4 in total, unlike Booking, where there are 5 stars. There is no luxury 🙂 Although for that kind of money (it’s quite inexpensive), it seems to me that it wouldn’t exist anyway, not Hilton. In general, there is a confusion with the stars, and I do not know how the hotel positions itself.
Of the minuses. If the building itself was a little closer to the sea, or with an even more beautiful view (here the sea view is still conditional), the air conditioner would be removed from the balcony ... But this is already such a nitpick, 5 stars will not appear from this anyway. But the location of the hotel is not for everybody, after all, many go to Pattaya to find themselves in the thick of things, so they better not need it here.
The hotel does not have its own territory, so you can't walk around here. I will list what is. Really nice and brand new fitness room on the second floor with a glass wall to the outside. At least I found everything I needed there for myself. More precisely halls 2, but the second is closed and I did not understand at all why it was.
The pool is small and located outside. On my arrival, he was under repair, so they offered a transfer to some other hotel nearby.
It is a pity that the hotel did not have an observation deck upstairs on the roof. I think the view should be nice from there. At least a small bar could be done.
Good breakfast, which costs 300-500 baht, because the choice is really good, I compare it with other Thai hotels of similar stardom where I have been. Probably, he again does not pull 5 stars, but it's okay anyway. Immediately remembered Kacha Resort, there is a wider choice of dishes, but the food itself is simpler.
Coffee of different types from the coffee machine (finally, otherwise it is always the same kind and from the kettle). Several types of bread, not just one cheap one for toast, and 9 pieces of which to spread on this bread. Juices, some kind of milk-fruit necks, fruits, muesli with various additives such as nuts, a couple of types of sausages.
By the way, juices seem to be better than usually offered in Tae, not so chemical. Nice salad set including olives and olives. A couple of cheeses - camembert and dor blue, which is generally rare, because cheeses in Tae are not very popular.
As a standard, omelet and scrambled eggs are prepared with you. Hot: meat with potatoes, slightly spicy fish in batter, tomatoes with cheese, boiled rice, fried rice, rice noodles with eggs and vegetables, stewed vegetables, beans in tomato sauce, potatoes, pancakes, a couple of types of sausages and bacon. As a summary - it's hard to stay hungry.
In the reviews to the hotel, they wrote that there is nothing near the hotels and there is nothing at all. Yes, it is, but if we talk about the street where the hotel itself stands. Literally a 5-minute walk from the street, which already has everything you need - cafes, massages, 7-eleven and Family Mart shops. Yes, the choice is not the same as in neighboring Pratumnak, but quite enough.
All the same, for something more you will have to go to the center of Pattaya, from here, that from Pratamnak / Jomtien. The same street leads to a very nice Cozy beach, that is, it takes about 10 minutes to stomp from the hotel to the water. There are also a couple of decent and famous restaurants on the shore: The Chocolate Factory and Sky Gallery.
The hotel also offers a free shuttle to Central Festival Shopping Center. Schedules are not frequent, but still better than nothing. In principle, it is not a problem to call a taxi, it will cost about 200 baht, and you can get there on a motorcycle for 80 baht. Or rent a bike / car, this will generally solve all the issues with movement, I usually only move on my own transport in order to have maximum freedom.
However, I repeat, you should not settle here if you need to be in the epicenter of civilization, it is better to live in the central region right away, there is also a choice there, for example, in such a condominium.
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5 star hotel Amari Residences Pattaya. In a quiet location near the nice Cozy Beach. I liked it, but it's 4 stars, no more.
5 star hotel Amari Residences Pattaya. In a quiet location near the nice Cozy Beach. I liked it, but it is 4 stars, not more.